Please Read Carefully Before Using This Website:
A. TERMS APPLICABLE TO ALL USERS
2. Changes To Terms
The Website is directed to those individuals and entities located in the United States. It is not directed to any person or entity in any jurisdiction where (by reason of nationality, residence, citizenship or otherwise) the publication or availability of the Website and its content, including its products and services, are unavailable or otherwise contrary to local laws or regulations. If this applies to you, you are not authorized to access or use any of the information on this Website. YDCL makes no representation that the information, opinions, advice, text, graphics,Â content, links, code, widgets, services, features, functionalityÂ and Â 3rd party applicationsÂ or other content on the Website (collectively, “Content”) is appropriate, timely, accurate or that its products and services are available outside of the United States. Those who choose to access this Website from other locations do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.
4. Scope of Use and User E-Mail
You are only authorized to view the Content (including without limitation text, graphics, software, audio and video files, and photos) of this Website for your informational, non-commercial use, provided that you leave all the copyright notices, including copyright management information, or other proprietary notices intact.
You may not store, modify, reproduce, transmit, reverse engineer or distribute Content on this Website, or the design or layout of the Website or individual sections of it, in any form or media. The systematicÂ or automated retrieval of data from the Website is also prohibited.
The commercial use, reproduction, transmission or distribution of any information, software or other material available through the Website without the prior written consent of YDCLÂ is strictly prohibited.
5. Copyrights and Trademarks
The materials at this Site, as well as the organization and layout of this site, are copyrighted and are protected by the United States and international copyright laws and treaty provisions. You may access, Â and print materials on this Website solely for your personal and non-commercial use; however, any print out of this Site, or portions of the Site, must include YDCL copyright notice. No right, title or interest in any of the materials contained on this Site is transferred to you as a result of accessing, downloading or printing such materials. You may not copy, modify, distribute, transmit, display, reproduce, publish, license any part of this Site; create derivative works from, link to or frame in another website, use on any other website, transfer or sell any information obtained from this Site without the prior written permission of YDCL. Except as expressly provided under the “Scope of Use” Section above, you may not use, reproduce, modify, transmit, distribute, or publicly display or operate this Website without the prior written permission of YDCL You may not use a part of this Website on any other Website, without YDCLâ€™s prior written consent.
YDCL respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects our Users/ users to do the same. The policy of YDCLÂ is to terminate the accounts of repeat copyright offenders and other users who infringe upon the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact us at ip@YDCL.biz
You may not link to this Website without YDCLâ€™s written permission. If you are interested in linking to this Website, please contact links@ YDCL.biz
7.Â No Unlawful Or Prohibited Use
As a condition of your use of the Website, you warrant to YDCLÂ that you will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Site.
Gathering email addresses from YDCL through harvesting or automated means is prohibited.Â Posting or transmitting unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or any other forms of solicitation to other Users is prohibited.Â Inquiries regarding a commercial relationship with YDCLÂ should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
9. 3rd Party Information and Products
YDCL may feature or use materials, information, products, widgets, code, applications and services provided by third parties. Any such information, including but not limited to products, applications, widgets, code, articles, press clippings, opinions, advice, statements, services, offers or other information, features, functionality and accuracy made available by third parties such as but not limited to content providers and other users of the Sites are those of the respective third party and not of YDCL or its affiliates. YDCL makes no representation with respect to, nor does it guarantee or endorse, the accuracy, the quality, non-infringement, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or reliability of such third party materials including but not limited to information, services, products, widgets, applications, and code.
10.Â No Warranties
THE WEBSITE,Â INFORMATION, OPINIONS, ADVICE, CONTENT, TEXT, LINKS, GRAPHICS, CODE, WIDGETS, SERVICES, FEATURES, FUNCTIONALITY, AND Â 3RD PARTY APPLICATIONS, Â CODE, WIDGETS, SERVICES, FEATURES, FUNCTIONALITY, ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WHETHER EXPRESS, STATUTORY OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, ACCURACY, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, ALL OF WHICH YDCL EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS. YDCL DOES NOT ENDORSE AND MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENCY, OR RELIABILITY OF THE CONTENT, AND YDCL WILL NOT BE LIABLE OR OTHERWISE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FAILURE OR DELAY IN UPDATING OF THE WEBSITE, CONTENT,Â INFORMATION, OPINIONS, ADVICE, TEXT, LINKS, GRAPHICS, CODE, WIDGETS, SERVICES, FEATURES, FUNCTIONALITYÂ AND Â 3RD PARTY APPLICATIONSÂ . WE HAVE NO DUTY TO UPDATE THE WEBSITE,Â INFORMATION, OPINIONS, ADVICE, CONTENT, TEXT, LINKS, GRAPHICS, CODE, WIDGETS, SERVICES, FEATURES, FUNCTIONALITYÂ AND Â 3RD PARTY APPLICATIONS OF THE WEBSITE.Â YDCL MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT USE OF Â WEBSITE,Â INFORMATION, OPINIONS, ADVICE, CONTENT, TEXT, LINKS, GRAPHICS, CODE, WIDGETS, SERVICES, FEATURES, FUNCTIONALITYÂ AND Â 3RD PARTY APPLICATIONSÂ Â WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.Â YOU ARE FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY RESULTS OR OTHER CONSEQUENCES OF ACCESSING THE WEBSITE AND USING Â THE WEBSITE,Â INFORMATION, OPINIONS, ADVICE, CONTENT, TEXT, LINKS, GRAPHICS, CODE, WIDGETS, SERVICES, FEATURES, FUNCTIONALITYÂ AND Â 3RD PARTY APPLICATIONS AND FOR TAKING ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO ENSURE THAT ANY Â CONTENT, TEXT, LINKS, GRAPHICS, CODE, WIDGETS, SERVICES, FEATURES, FUNCTIONALITYÂ AND Â 3RD PARTY APPLICATIONS YOU MAY ACCESS, DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR ANY OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THIS WARRANTY DISCLAIMER MAY BE DIFFERENT IN CONNECTION WITH SPECIFIC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED BY YDCL.Â SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION.
11.Â Governing Law, Location and Miscellaneous
12. Separate Agreements
13.Â DMCAÂ Copyright Policy and Copyright Agent
YDCL respects the intellectual property rights of others.Â If you believe something on this Site has infringed your intellectual property rights, please notify our agent and provide the following information:
(i) Â Â Â Â Â Â Â A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of Â Â an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
(ii)Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed.
(iii)Â Â Â Â Â Â Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of Â infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled.
(iv) Â Â Â Â Â Address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address where we may contact you.
(v) Â Â Â Â Â Â A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in Â the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
(vi) Â Â Â Â Â A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
The Siteâ€™s Copyright Agent can be reached at: Â email@example.com
14. U.S. Resident
You represent that you are a United States resident and over the age of 18 years old.
15. No Professional Advice
The information, opinions, advice, content, text, links, graphics, code, widgets, services, features, functionality and Â 3rd party applicationsÂ available on the Website is intended to be a general information resource regarding the matters covered and is not tailored to your specific circumstance. You should not construe this as legal, accounting or other professional advice. This Website is not intended for use by minors.
YOU SHOULD EVALUATE ALL INFORMATION, OPINIONS, AND ADVICE AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE IN CONSULTATION WITH YOUR LEGAL ADVISERÂ AS APPROPRIATE.
15.1 No Endorsement
YDCL does not any endorse, warranty or recommend any lawyer or legal service through YDCL. Any designation of specialization or certification for any lawyer is granted by the certifying organization or agency, and not by YDCL or said lawyer. Any statement that a lawyer is a member of an organization should be construed merely to indicate that said lawyer is a member of said organization, and should not be construed to indicate or claim special competence on part of said lawyer.
YDCL does not endorse any organization, association or certifying agency, and provides information regarding membership and certification only for educational purposes.
16. Users Disputes
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Users. YDCL reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Users.
17. User Submissions And Communications; Public Areas:
If you make any submission to an area of the Website accessed or accessible by the public (â€œPublic Areaâ€) or if you submit any business information, idea, concept, Â or invention to YDCLÂ either by posting data on the site or by email, you automatically represent and warrant that the owner of such content or intellectual property has expressly granted YDCL a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the communication or content in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed. YDCL may sublicense its rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses.Â If you wish to keep any business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, you must not submit them to the Public Areas or to YDCL by email. We try to answer every email in a timely manner, but are not always able to do so.
Some of the forums (individual bulletin boards and posts on the social network, for instance) on the Website are not moderated or reviewed.Â Accordingly, Users will be held directly and solely responsible for the content of messages that are posted. While not moderating the forums, the Site reviewer will periodically perform an administrative review for the purpose of deleting messages that are old, have received few responses, are off topic or irrelevant, serve as advertisements or seem otherwise inappropriate. YDCL has full discretion to delete messages. Users are encouraged to read the specific forum rules displayed in each discussion forum first before participating in that forum.
YDCL reserves the right (but is not obligated) to do any or all of the following:
(a)Â Â Â Record the dialogue in public chat rooms.
(b)Â Â Examine an allegation that a communication(s) do(es) not conform to the terms of this section and determine in its sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the communication(s).
(e)Â Â Â Monitor, edit, or disclose any communication in the Public Areas.
(f)Â Â Â Edit or delete any communication(s) posted on the YDCLÂ Site, regardless of whether such communication(s) violate these standards.
YDCL reserves the right to take any action it deems necessary to protect the personal safety of our guests or the public. YDCL has no liability or responsibility to users of the YDCL Website or any other person or entity for performance or nonperformance of the aforementioned activities.
17. Force Majeure
YDCL shall not be deemed in default of this Agreement, for, any cessation, interruption or delay in the performance of its obligations due to earthquake, flood, fire, storm, natural disaster, act of God, war, terrorism, armed conflict, labor strike, lockout, boycott or other similar events beyond the reasonable control of the Party, provided that the Party relying upon this provision:
If a force majeure event extends for a period in excess of 30 days in the aggregate, either Party may immediately terminate this Agreement upon written notice.
All information relating to or disclosed by any party in connection with the arbitration of any disputes hereunder shall be treated by the parties, their representatives, and the arbitrator as proprietary business information. Such information shall not be disclosed by any party or their respective representatives without the prior written authorization of the party furnishing such information. Such information shall not be disclosed by the arbitrator without the prior written authorization of all parties. Each party shall bear the burden of its own counsel fees incurred in connection with any arbitration proceedings.
Judgment upon the award returned by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction over the parties or their assets or application of enforcement, as the case may be. Any award by the arbitrator shall be the sole and exclusive remedy of the parties. The parties hereby waive all rights to judicial review of the arbitrator’s decision and any award contained therein.
NO CLASS ACTIONS: You may only bring individual claims. Under no circumstances are you allowed to bring a claim as a plaintiff or a class member in a class. Class action lawsuits, class-wide arbitrations, private attorney-general actions, and any other proceedings where someone acts in a representative capacity are not allowed. Any combining of individual proceedings must have the consent of all parties.
19.Â Limitation of Liability
YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, INFORMATION, OPINIONS, ADVICE, CONTENT, TEXT, LINKS, GRAPHICS, CODE, WIDGETS, SERVICES, FEATURES, FUNCTIONALITYÂ AND Â 3RD PARTY APPLICATIONSÂ ARE AT YOUR OWN RISK. YDCLÂ SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ACCESS TO, USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE WEBSITE (EVEN IF YDCL HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES) OR THAT ARISE IN CONNECTION WITH MISTAKES OR OMISSIONS IN, OR DELAYS IN TRANSMISSION OF, INFORMATION TO OR FROM THE USER, ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR DELIVERY, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR FILES, INTERRUPTIONS IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONNECTIONS TO THE WEBSITE OR VIRUSES, WHETHER CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY NEGLIGENCE, ACTS OF GOD, TELECOMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OF, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE, WEBSITE SERVICES, FEATURES, FUNCTIONS, CONTENT AND 3RD PARTY APPLICATIONS. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY MAY BE DIFFERENT IN CONNECTION WITH SPECIFIC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED BY YDCL SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless YDCL, its corporate affiliates, independent contractors, service providers and consultants, and each of their respective directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees, reasonable accounting fee’s) arising out of or related to any User Content you post, store or otherwise transmit on or through YDCL, use of 3rd party applications such as Google Translate, Chat, Videos Spokespersons and all other 3rd party applications YDCLÂ may use now or in the futureÂ or your use of or inability to use these services, features and functions including without limitation any actual or threatened suit, demand or claim arising out of or relating to the User Content, your conduct, your violation of these Terms or your violation of the rights of any third party.
21. Accounts, Security and Features
YDCL does not warrant that the functions contained in the service provided by the Website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected or that this service or the server that makes it available will be free of viruses or other harmful components.
YDCLÂ does not warrant that theÂ website cannot be hacked or breached. Cyber crimes are on the rise and we make a best attempt effort to mitigate the potential for data beingÂ breached, but there are no guarantees or warranties concerning this issue
YDCL reserves the right at any time or for any reason to remove existing features eg. Google Translation, Online Chat etc, or to include new features without notice.
You may not:
(a)Â Â Â select or use a Login Name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person;
(b)Â Â use a name subject to the rights of any other person without authorization;
(c)Â Â Â use a Login Name that Website, in its sole discretion, deems inappropriate or offensive.
You shall notify YDCL immediately of any known or suspected unauthorized use(s) of your Account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of your password.Â You shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password.
Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity may be grounds for termination of your Account, at YDCLâ€™s sole discretion, and you may be reported to appropriate law-enforcement agencies.
22. User Supplied Content
YDCL is not responsible for any of the content, information, opinions, advice, content, text, links, graphics, code, widgets, services, features, functionalityÂ and Â 3rd party applications contained in any legal listing, practice areas, firm bioâ€™s or any other page where the account holder can add or modify the content. The account holder will be held directly and solely responsible for the content of their legal listing(s), without exception. The account holder will also ensure their content meets the ethical guidelines for web advertising specific to their state and locality. Additionally, the account holder is not allowed to make any unsubstantiated claims such as â€œBest Law Firm in NYâ€, nor use ANY copyrighted content such as text, graphics, logo’s and etc.
Content that is created by YDCL for account holder will require a sign-off from the account holder prior to being posted live on the YDCL website.
The account holder is not allowed to place any links or videos on any of their listing pages. There are 2 exceptions;
a: The videos page (which is a listing option for additional cost), where the end-user may “embed” Youtube videos, related to their firm.
b: The In The News pageÂ (which is a listing option for additional cost) where the account holder may add links to a news article about the firm or to blog posts created by the account holder.
Different states require different disclaimers for Web-based advertising. YDCL uses its best effort to display the proper Web advertising disclaimer on the bottom of each page in a listing, however, mistakes can be made. In the event of an improper disclaimer for your state, YDCL will make its best effort to rectify the situation, however, YDCL is not responsible for any damages, the account holder may incur.
It is solely the responsibility of the account holder to ensure that any information or advertisements they post or place on the YDCL website listing (including without limitation any Legal Information), and any communications they may have with prospective clients through the YDCL, fully complies with all applicable laws and rules of professional conduct, including those concerning the unauthorized practice of law and those regulating the form, manner or content of communications with clients, advertising, or other matters
23. Â Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
No third party is allowed to perform any type of SEO on a legal listing unless approved in writing by YDCL. YDCL can refer you to our approved vendor to help your listing achieve higher web visibility in the search engines. In the event account holder decides to terminate SEO services, YDCL reserves the option to “delete” or “undo” all SEO that was performed.
If an account holder does not make their subscription payment on time, YDCL reserves the right to cancel their account without warning or notice. Once an account is canceled, it may be reinstated no later than 10 days after the subscription payment was due by paying the subscription and an additional $100.00 reinstatement fee. After a period of 11 business days from the time the subscription payment was due, YDCL reserves the right to delete your account and all of your accountâ€™s content.
In the event an account holder wants to cancel their subscription for any reason, their account will remain active until the due date of the next subscription payment and at that time the account will be removed and all of the content belonging to that account will be deleted from the system. We do not offer any type of refund.
Notwithstanding any of these Terms, YDCL reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your license to use the Services and to block or prevent your access to and use of the Services. YDCL reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time. In the event of termination of access to the Services for any reason, you have no right to obtain a copy of any data or communications you stored or effected via the Services or any other data.
In the event an account holder is in breach of this contract, YDCL will disable that page and we will send one email to the account email address (the same email address used to log into the system) explaining the violation and giving the account holder 3 days to fix the offense. If the violation is not fixed within those three days, the account will be terminated, account contents deleted and no refunds will be given.
25. Waiver, Severability, and Assignment
YDCL’s failure to enforce a provision of these Terms is not a waiver of its right to do so later. If any provision of these Terms is found unenforceable, the remaining provisions of the Terms will remain in full effect and an enforceable Term or Terms will be substituted reflecting our intent as closely as possible. You may not assign any of your rights under these Terms, and any attempt to do so will be void. YDCL may assign its rights to any of its affiliates or subsidiaries, or to any successor in interest of any business associated with the Services.
26.Â Entire Agreement
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and YDCL with respect to the subject matter of these Terms and supersede and replace any prior version of the Terms. These Terms create no third party beneficiary rights.